“I am the living bread that came from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
Jesus is explaining to the crowd that He is the living bread, greater than the manna, which Moses provided. The manna will only sustain life for one day. Jesus offers bread not just to sustain life for a day…… but for all eternity.
As we come to the communion table, we remember: why Christ came and why he died. We think of our sin. We think of Jesus being broken on the cross to satisfy God’s wrath against sin. We have grateful hearts that because of His life and death, we have forgiveness and relationship with God.
But, do we think about eternal life? That time to come when we will LIVE with our God, have face to face access, worship in spirit and truth. That time when we will live in His realized kingdom where there is NO pain, NO sorrow, NO tears, NO darkness, NO sin, NO fear, NO DEATH! The Eternal Kingdom of GOD where there is Truth and Light and Joy and Love and Peace and God Himself, ETERNALLY !!!
Like many in scripture, we wonder: “what must I do to gain this eternal life?”
Jesus answers, “Believe in me, the Son of God.” (John 3:16-21)
As you “eat this bread” Believe Him. Believe in Him, Jesus Christ, Son of God! Remember His promise and this glimpse of eternal life.